Welcome to INDTECH2018

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Industry is the backbone of the European economy. Knowledge, innovation and competitiveness are key determinants for growth and jobs in Europe. The conference “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018: Innovative industries for smart growth”, which will be held under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and is supported by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, provides a platform for stakeholders from research organisations, industry and policy making. Further steps to shape and strengthen European industrial and research policy in general as well as in the fields of nanotechnology, advanced materials, production technologies and biotechnologies in particular shall be discussed and taken. Investments in these Key Enabling Technologies foster further research and innovation in Europe and provide the basis for a modern and competitive European industry.

Together with you we want to discuss future trends and developments within Key Enabling Technologies and reshape the research and innovation system to strengthen production in Europe. A special focus is put on cross-technology priorities like connecting innovation ecosystems, involvement of citizens in innovation processes as well as sustainable production and efficient use of resources.

Together the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG are delighted to invite you to the “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018” in Austria.

See you all soon in Vienna!

Ingolf Schädler

Deputy Director General for Innovation
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Chair of the Management Committee

Klaus Pseiner

Managing Director
FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna
Chair of the Organising Committee